Spanish pay TV revenue fall as subscriber numbers rise

Pay TV revenues in Spain declined in the third quarter of last year, despite a rise in the number of subscribers, according to the latest data released by regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, pay TV revenues declined by 2.1% year-on-year to €526.1 million. While IPTV and satellite TV revenues both fell, cable revenues […]

Half of Spanish internet users now subscriber to online video

Half of Spanish internet-connected homes are now consuming subscription online video services, according to data released by regulator the CNMC. According to the data, half of homes were consuming pay services at the half-year point, up 33% in one year. The number of homes paying for online video rose to 49.1% at the end of […]

Pay TV and ad revenues drop in Spain in Q1, but OTT TV grows

Pay TV and TV advertising revenues tumbled in the first quarter in Spain as the COVID-19 pandemic tightened its grip, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. Pay TV subscriptions also fell, but online TV subs rose sharply, taking the overall pay video universe into growth. IPTV revenues dropped by a marginal 1.2% to […]

Spanish watchdog consults on audiovisual services regulation of video-sharing platforms

Spanish competition watchdog the CNMC has opened a public consultation on the regulation of service providers on video sharing platforms, with the goal of assessing the application of the country’s audiovisual law on such platforms. The CNMC said that it was consulting with the objective of garnering viewpoints and information relevant t to the function […]

Spanish watchdog extends pay TV restrictions on Telefónica

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has extended restrictions placed on Telefónica related to its acquisition of pay TV operation DTS in 2015 by a further three years. Telefónica is likely to appeal the ruling before the Spanish National Court, the Audencia Nacional. The CNMC has extended to provisions for the maximum three years allowed, with […]

Spanish homes turning to streaming video

Over four in 10 Spanish homes with internet access were accessing streaming video services such as Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime Video at the end of last year, according to data released by markets regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, 40.5% of internet homes in Spain were using online pay streaming platforms at the […]

Spanish pay TV passes 7.2 million milestone

Spanish pay TV subscriber numbers passed the milestone of 7.2 million at the end of last year, according to the latest data released by regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog’s numbers, pay TV subscribers grew by 6.4% in the year to December, with 88% of pay TV customers taking a bundled offering from a […]

IPTV gains in Spain as pay TV revenues increase

IPTV pay TV revenues in Spain, increased by 16% year-on-year in the third quarter of last year to about €400 million, while free TV revenues declined by 5.9% to €320 million in the same period, according to figures published by telecom regulator the CNMC. IPTV pay TV revenues grew from €341 million in Q3 2018 […]

Spanish pay TV numbers edge up as IPTV consolidates position as leading technology

The number of pay TV subscribers in Spain grew 2.1% in the year to June, taking the total number to 6.8 million, although this represented a slight decline on the first quarter of this year, according to data compiled by Spanish regulator the CNMC.  IPTV remains the dominant mode of distribution with 4.56 million subscribers, […]

Telefónica gets €1.5m fine for subjecting rivals to excessive football costs

Spanish markets regulator the CNMC has fined Telefónica €1.5 million over infractions of the conditions set at the time of its acquisition of pay TV operator DTS. The regulator ruled that the telco had failed to correctly allocate fixed costs that had a role in determining the price to paid by rival operators for its […]

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